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New Met Office low adhesion – ‘Leaves on the line’ – forecast

New Met Office low adhesion – ‘Leaves on the line’ – forecast

0 on August 23, 2014, 8:09 am

‘Leaves on the line’ can cause significant delays and disruption for the millions of commuters and freight operators who travel the rail network each autumn. The Met Office has developed a new, enhanced, low adhesion forecast system to help the rail industry plan their mitigation for this problem. Autumn leaves can cost the rail industry in excess of £100 million […]

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Drivers in Dereham are being encouraged to show residents ‘respect’

Drivers in Dereham are being encouraged to show residents ‘respect’

0 on August 22, 2014, 7:16 am

Drivers in Dereham are being reminded of the importance of showing respect to local residents when they get behind the wheel. Breckland Council and Norfolk Police are re-launching their joint Respect campaign, which calls on drivers to be courteous towards residents, while gaining the respect of local people by acting responsibly. The initiative is focused on the town’s Cherry Tree […]

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Check your oil security – Breckland Weekly crime update from Norfolk Constabulary

Check your oil security – Breckland Weekly crime update from Norfolk Constabulary

0 on August 22, 2014, 7:04 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley I know it’s quite sad to be contemplating the fact that winter is a matter of weeks away but now is a good time to look at oil and red diesel tank security. Leading into the winter we usually experience an increase in the reports of such thefts. Red diesel and […]

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Breckland Planning Application List Published

Breckland Planning Application List Published

0 on August 21, 2014, 11:18 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 19th August 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Feasibility study raises hopes of major A47 improvements

Feasibility study raises hopes of major A47 improvements

0 on August 21, 2014, 11:02 am

Hopes of major improvements to the A47 in Norfolk have been raised after work by the Department for Transport identified locations which could be included in the Government’s spending programme when it is announced in the Autumn Statement. The DfT’s on-going work on the A47/A12 Feasibility Study has in Norfolk identified: Improvement of the A11/A47 Thickthorn junction, Easton to Tuddenham […]

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£9,927 awarded to Breckland community projects

0 on August 20, 2014, 7:07 am

Two projects that will benefit local people are to receive a total of up to £9,927 through Breckland Council’s match-funding scheme. Lynda Turner, Breckland Council Executive Member for Community and Environmental Services said: “The Council’s match funding scheme is there to support worthwhile initiatives that will benefit their communities. These two projects will improve choice and facilities for residents and […]

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New Apprenticeships opportunity aims to put Norfolk youngsters on the road to success

New Apprenticeships opportunity aims to put Norfolk youngsters on the road to success

0 on August 20, 2014, 7:03 am

A new apprenticeships programme is giving a group of young people in Norfolk the opportunity to forge a career in the highways industry. The programme, run by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Lafarge Tarmac, will offer ten apprentices a start in a highways maintenance career in locations across Norfolk. Beginning in September, the Apprenticeships will last for two years […]

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Free taster to give youngsters a chance to dance

Free taster to give youngsters a chance to dance

0 on August 19, 2014, 4:07 pm

Children who love to move and dance are being invited to come along to an upcoming free dance class taster session. On September 11 Litcham Dance Studio will throw open its doors to youngsters aged 5-16 to give them the chance to try out one of its classes for free. The no obligation trial is being offered ahead of the […]

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Norfolk stake in east-west rail link study

Norfolk stake in east-west rail link study

0 on August 18, 2014, 1:55 pm

A new study has shown that there is a strong economic case for an east-west rail link that would open up the possibility of new journeys from Norfolk to the Midlands and beyond, without the need for passengers to make their way across London. The East West Rail Consortium* has published a report showing that extending the East West Rail […]

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Mid-Norfolk Labour Party select Dereham man, Harry Clarke, as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for next election

Mid-Norfolk Labour Party select Dereham man, Harry Clarke, as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for next election

0 on August 18, 2014, 7:20 am

Mr Clarke has had a career in the NHS in many areas at a senior level, in London, the South East and Norfolk and Suffolk, including Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital; Family Doctor/GP services, Community Children’s Services and as a Hospital Inspector covering the UK for a predecessor to the Care Quality Commission. He has also lectured occasionally at Brunel […]

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Thousands of Norfolk children up for a Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

Thousands of Norfolk children up for a Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

on August 15, 2014, 1:49 pm

The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing but it’s not too late for Norfolk’s children to get involved during the holidays. Some of Norfolk’s libraries are already reporting record numbers of young people signing up, with over 600 children taking on the challenge at Downham Market Library and over 300 at Sprowston Library. The theme for the 2014 Summer […]

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360° Business Networking comes to Watton

360° Business Networking comes to Watton

on August 15, 2014, 8:36 am

360° Business Networking have announced that following the successful launch last year in Dereham the group is now coming to Watton, and are inviting local business to the first meeting on 9th September the Broom Hall Country Hotel, we will meet at 7:15 and be finished by 9am. Subsequently we will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the […]

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Awesome young people wanted to become Heritage Heros!

Awesome young people wanted to become Heritage Heros!

on August 15, 2014, 8:17 am

The summer holidays can be long and boring, but there’s plenty of free fun opportunities to get involved in, including the chance to become a Heritage Hero! Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is looking for a group of awesome young people to create the Heritage Hero Group – a great free opportunity for kids looking to do something […]

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Norwich city centre traffic changes

Norwich city centre traffic changes

on August 15, 2014, 7:22 am

Changes to traffic flows in the centre of Norwich come into effect next week as the Chapel Field North bus access scheme reaches a new stage. On Tuesday 19 August Little Bethel Street will be permanently closed and both Cleveland Road and Bethel Street will become two-way, allowing traffic to enter and leave the area – including the Forum car […]

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Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 13th August 2014

Breckland Crime Summary for weekending 13th August 2014

on August 15, 2014, 7:19 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley We have started to receive reports that catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles. These are often taken from under 4×4 type vehicles as access to the underside is easier than that on ordinary cars. Again the offenders tend to like quieter locations to ‘work’ such as industrial estates or garage […]

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